If the soil is dry to the touch, it is time to water.
Fertilize with a granular fertilizer once in spring, summer, and fall.
For the first three growing seasons, report a young croton every year in the spring or early summer. After that, only repot when you notice roots growing out of the drainage holes or at the soil level.
Croton plants do best in temperatures of 26.6 degrees Celsius or lower, as they do not thrive in high temperatures.